Dornsife College introduces new minor in Korean Studies


Beginning this semester, USC is offering a new minor in Korean Studies. The 20-unit minor will cover the political, economic, social and cultural changes in Korea. It will be interdisciplinary in nature, with course subjects spanning departments such as cinema, history, international relations, language and critical studies with a particular emphasis on Korea. There is no language requirement, but students are welcome to take Korean language courses to fulfill minor requirements.

The new minor is offered through the East Asian Studies Center in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Other paths of study within the center include a major and minor in East Asian Area Studies, but this is the first minor focusing on a specific country.

In recent years, USC has taken great strides to expand its Korean study programs and raise awareness of Korean culture, politics and US-Korean issues. In early 2010, the USC Korean Studies Institute established an exchange program with the National Assembly of Korea, cementing one of the most extensive partnerships the Korean National Assembly has made with any American university.

This past February the Institute hosted US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Kathleen Stephens, who spoke about the future of the US-Korea relationship.

For more information on minor requirements, visit: http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/majorminor

Students interested in the minor can contact Eva Luc at eluc@usc.edu.

 

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